Singer-Songwriter Aaron Carter reveals that he has numerous mental health diagnoses and all of the medications he's taking on a new episode of The Doctors. The performer opened up about his health struggles and then agreed to take a drug test to prove he's clean when it comes to other drugs.
The 90's pop sensation who made his debut when he was only 9-years-old has sold millions of copies of his albums worldwide. Known for his hit singles, "I Want Candy," "Crush On You," and "Aaron's Party (Come Get It)." The teenage heartthrob has grown into a man and has since taken on Broadway musicals such as Seussical and the off-Broadway musical The Fantasticks. The dancer and performer also dabbled in reality TV when he starred on Dancing with the Stars back in 2009, where he placed 5th. He's been in the headlines over the years for his battle with drug addiction and his stint in rehab. The singer has been clean for the past 2 years and he's gone to The Doctors to prove it and to share his truth about what's happened the last few years.
In an exclusive clip obtained by People, 31-year-old Carter opened up on The Doctors about his mental health struggles. He explained to the audience, "The official diagnosis is that I suffer from multiple personality disorder, schizophrenia, acute anxiety; I’m manic depressive." He went on to list off the many prescription pills he takes daily, "I’m prescribed to Xanax, Seroquel, gabapentin, hydroxyzine, trazodone, omeprazole." The 90's star explained that he's currently taking 16 pills a day and that when he had a period of time when he wasn't taking his medications, he experienced one of the darkest and scariest times of his life - where he revealed that he'd even contemplated suicide. On the show, he held up the large bag of medications he's prescribed for his mental illnesses, to show host Dr. Travis Stork and co-host Dr. Judy Ho a scale of how many pills he has to take a day. Carter explains, "This is my reality … I have nothing to hide."
On the show, The Doctors ask him to take a drug test in which he agrees. When asked if he's clean from all illegal drugs, he said, "I haven’t taken any opioids." Carter then catches his mistake and explains that due to a dental procedure, there might be traces of opioid in his system: "Oh no, no. I did. I got my teeth done, I got six crowns, so I had to take hydrocodone." Dr. Stork then reveals that based off of the results, "Arron tested positive" for opioids, but Carter claims it was only because of the dental procedure and he threw the remaining pills out. He did, however, reveal he currently has a huffing addiction. Along with discussing Carter's mental health diagnoses and drug use, Carter's mom, Jane Carter, was also on the show to give her a chance to start overcoming her alcohol addiction.
The singer-songwriter and 90's hitmaker has had his share of ups and downs over the last few years with his recent messy breakup that left him mentally and emotionally vulnerable. He also recently spoke about how he's estranged from his brother, Nick Carter, and that he's yet to meet his nephew. Even with all of the negative news surrounding Carter, it's clear he's trying to overcome it by seeking help and is healing from his drug addiction. It remains to be seen if The Doctors can help Carter's family issues, but for now, it seems that Carter is helping fans deal with the stigma of mental illness and drug addiction.